Fitness for Active Retirees New to Austin
Published on: April 02, 2024
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Austin’s motto Keep Austin Weird extends to its fitness scene. Retirees that are new to Central Texas can ditch the traditional gym and explore a variety of options to stay active and social.

Community Centers

The City of Austin offers Senior Activity Centers with fitness rooms, group exercise classes designed for mobility and flexibility, and even dance lessons. These centers are a budget-friendly option for socializing and staying active and often have transportation options available as well.


The Greater Austin YMCA caters to active adults with SilverSneakers fitness programs, gentle yoga, and aquatic classes – perfect for a low-impact workout. The YMCA fosters a sense of community with social events and volunteer opportunities.

Specialized Gyms

Several gyms cater specifically to a mature clientele. ElderFIT offers in-home or community center-based personalized training that focuses on mobility and strength. For a boutique experience, Rō Fitness boasts top-notch equipment and a welcoming atmosphere for all ages.

Active Outdoors

Austin’s sunny weather beckons retirees outdoors. Hiking and biking trails weave through scenic Hill Country, while Zilker Metropolitan Park offers free yoga classes and group fitness events. Kayaking on Lady Bird Lake or joining a walking group are invigorating ways to explore your new city.

Austin’s diverse fitness scene ensures retirees of all interests and abilities can find their perfect workout fit. So, lace up your walking shoes, grab your water bottle, and get ready to keep Austin active!